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Group Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program for Adolescents and Teens



Northern Virginia

Intended for:

Adolescents and Teens, Ages 14 – 17, and their Parent(s)

Date / Time:

Thursday Evenings Skills Group – 6:30 – 8:30pm (teens – in person), and Tuesday Evening Parent Group (via Zoom)

Comprehensive Treatment for Serious Conditions.

The Ross Center offers a structured DBT program for teenagers aged 14-17. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically based treatment in which participants learn skills to improve managing their feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Extensive research supports DBT efficacy in treating suicidal and self-harming behaviors, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, substance use issues, borderline personality disorder and trauma.

The 4 modules of DBT consist of: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness. In the weekly multi-family group, teens and their parents will learn the techniques of each module. The other components of the structured program include weekly individual therapy, ongoing 24-hour skills coaching, and a dedicated team of clinicians.  If your child and family have been struggling with these difficult issues, the comprehensive DBT program at the Ross Center may offer the solution you’ve been seeking.

Entry dates for new participants:

New participants are welcome at the beginning of each new 6-week module. Inquire for more information.

Weekly Skills Group for Teens: 

Thursday evenings,  6:30 – 8:30pm in our Virginia office.

Weekly Parent Group: 

Tuesday evenings via Zoom


The Ross Center – Northern Virginia
1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 520
Vienna, VA 22182

Required Commitment:

24-week program

Structured 4-Pronged DBT System:

  • Weekly Multifamily Skills Group for the teen and one or both parents/guardians
  • Weekly Individual Therapy with a dedicated DBT-trained therapist
  • Skills coaching and 24 hour phone consultation as needed
  • Ross Center provider support team


Group Leaders:

Maura Roll LPC CSAC and Annika Graangaard PsyD along with a team of Ross Center therapists, psychiatrists, and social workers with DBT-training.

For an excellent review of what DBT therapy looks like for adolescents,  Watch This Video

For more information or to register for this program, please contact us at:
703-687-6610 or [email protected].

An assessment and initial consultation is required for admission into the program.

Learn more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy at The Ross Center.


Northern Virginia
Psychotherapist, Director of the N. VA Office and Director of DBT Programs
Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia

Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) Screening Form

Thank you for your interest in our SPACE-informed parenting group. Our group is designed to work with parents of children whose primary difficulty is anxiety with related avoidance behavior. Please answer the following questions so that we can gain a better understanding of you and your child.

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Please be advised that the turnaround time for prescription refill requests is no more than 48 business hours.  This means anything received on Friday will be completed no later than the same time the following Tuesday (assuming that Monday is not a holiday).  If you cannot give us that much time, please call the office as soon as possible and do not use this form

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